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Federal judge rules ACA unconstitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards (703) 519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge ruled last Friday the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. Following Congress’ elimination of the tax penalty (the “Individual Mandate”) for those who do not hold a health insurance policy, a group of 20 GOP-led states filed a lawsuit […]

Trump administration releases final rule on short-term, limited duration health plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Trump administration this week released its final rule on short-term, limited duration health plans, leaving some consumers open to inadequate health coverage. Set to take effect in two months, the rule will expand the current duration of these plans from three months to one […]

What’s Happening with the Affordable Care Act?

What’s happening with the Affordable Care Act? UPDATE (JAN. 13, 2017 – 5:25PM)—The House of Representatives voted on the budget resolution today and approved it by a vote of 227 to 198.  This means the House and Senate can move ahead quickly with the reconciliation vote that would officially repeal the ACA.    (JAN. 13, […]

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Deadline Approaches

While you’re doing your online shopping for holiday gifts, don’t forget to shop for health insurance as well!  The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act opened on November 1, 2015.  If you want to be covered by January 1, then you must enroll by Tuesday, December 15.  UPDATE: The deadline was extended through […]

Happy 50th Anniversary to Medicare and Medicaid

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For 50 years, these two programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation. This anniversary is particularly important to the Prevent Cancer Foundation as […]

“Affordable Healthcare Stands,” says Supreme Court!

Today the underinsured and those who obtained health insurance for the first time under the Affordable Care Act, won a great victory as the Supreme Court ruled to preserve Affordable Care Act subsidies for 6.4 million people who live in areas without state-backed exchanges.

Prevent Cancer Foundation provides Cancer Insurance Checklist as a tool for patients

In response to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and introduction of the healthcare marketplace, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has partnered with the Cancer Support Community and 18 other advocacy groups to create the Cancer Insurance Checklist. This checklist was designed to guide patients in choosing an affordable insurance plan suiting their specific health […]